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A black leather gang jacket with the word 'Toa Aotearoa' on it

Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga Curators’ Choice: 21 Things

From chess to safe sex, silverware to gang wear – what do we collect? And why?

Explore 21 new collection items. Discover our curators’ thinking. 

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Mai i te whaikīngi ki te ai haumaru, ngā taputapu hiriwa ki ngā kaka kēnge – he aha ngā rironga mai? Ā, ki te aha?

Toroa he huinga hou o ngā taonga 21. Ka kitea ngā whakaaro o te kairauhī.  

  • When | Āhea Temporarily closed
  • Where | Ki hea Level 3
  • Cost | Te utu Free
  • Ages | Te reanga Appropriate for all ages, but most relevant for ages 12+
  • Allow | Me whakarite 15 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

The taonga

  taongatreasuresMāori | Noun
on display have been acquired over the past two years and range from digital material to handcrafted objects, spanning the early 1880s to the present day.

Each acquisition has been collected by Te Papa curators through various different platforms including auction houses and co-collecting projects.

Featuring 21 recent additions to the collection, this mini exhibition sheds light on the innovative ways in which we build our collections for generations to come.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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